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  1. francisguenette
    December 3, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    I was so struck by these words – but inside of the crap there is an actual story that I am telling, and therein lies the magic. Yes indeed – it is that knowledge that keeps us going!

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  2. justbishop
    December 3, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    It’s amazing how different writers write. My finished novella is complete at ~24k words, and it took me a year from start to end. And that 24k is the longest it’s ever been! I’ve been working on my novel for less than 6 months, I believe, and am already past the 27k word mark and going strong. I totally pantsed the novella, and had to go back and rewrite a ton of it several times. This current novel WIP was my first foray into outlining and pre-planning, and I’m finding it so much easier!

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